Borna Coric to Face World No. 3 at Swiss Indoors Basel

Borna Coric (VCORE Tour 97POLYTOUR SPIN) is making great strides at the Swiss Indoors Basel tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals after another straight-set victory against a top-100 player. After achieving the biggest win of his career against world No. 13 and sixth seed Ernests Gulbis, the Croatian wildcard captured another comfortable win over world No. 58 Andrey Golubev. In his sixth ATP match win, 17-year-old Borna converted three break points against his opponent’s one, and won 92% of his first serve points. The match ended at 6-4, 6-4. Borna is the youngest player to make into an ATP quarterfinal since Rafael Nadal in 2003, and will face Nadal in what should prove to be electrifying quarterfinal match.

“I'm very happy with my game. I wasn't getting nervous. It really feels good and it's going to help me with my ranking. It's a huge step for me. I think it's going to be a great match [against Nadal],”commented the 2013 US Open junior champion on his performance thus far, and his upcoming match on the ATP website.

Borna is charging forth with the VCORE Tour 97. Made for players seeking an overwhelmingly offensive game, the VCORE series offers increased stiffness in the frame for more aggressive play, and also gives players more powerful returns with its X-Fullerene cross-linking pattern. Strung with YONEX’s POLYTOUR SPIN—which offers greater accuracy and spin—Borna is currently the highest ranked under-18 player on the tour. Be sure to see where he goes next with his YONEX gear!

Swiss Indoors Basel Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 2)

[W]Borna Coric (VCORE Tour 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(CRO) def. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 6-4, 6-4

*Photo of Borna taken at the 2014 US Open